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Alexandra Primary School

Alexandra Primary School

Physical Education at Alexandra Primary School helps children to learn about keeping and leading fit, healthy and active lives.  It allows children to develop body awareness and confidence.   To develop physical competence so that all children are able to move efficiently and safely and understand what they are doing. Children learn about how keeping active will improve their physical and mental wellbeing now and in the future.  

Children develop a range of skills that are built upon over time that can be used in individual and team sports.  Children experience a range of activities including dance, gymnastics and athletics and team sports and experience competition in and out of school.

Our aims are for children to develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities and build their stamina so that children can be physically active for sustained periods of time.  Children have the opportunity to engage in competitive sports and activities and be signposted for coaching to external organisations.

Planned, progressive learning that takes place in the school curriculum, which is delivered to all pupils. This involves both “learning to move” (i.e. becoming more physically competent) and “moving to learn” (learning through movement, a range of skills and understandings beyond the physical activity, such as co-operating with others).


Objectives for Children:


  • To participate in a range of psycho-motor/movement activities in order to develop personal physical skills.
  • To develop an awareness of simple physiological changes that occur to their bodies during exercise.
  • To be given opportunities to develop imagination and co-operation to achieve shared goals.
  • To be given opportunities to develop personal characteristics like initiative, self-reliance and self-discipline
  • To be given the opportunity to develop areas of activity of their choice in extra-curricular time.


PE offers the following opportunities for children to:


  • Become skilful and intelligent performers
  • Acquire and develop skills, performing with increasing physical competence and confidence, in a range of physical activities and contexts
  • Learn how to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas to suit activities that need different approaches and ways of thinking
  • Develop their ideas in a creative way
  • Set targets for themselves and compete against others, individually and as team members
  • Understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge others’ success
  • Respond to a variety of challenges in a range of physical contexts and environment
  • Take the initiative, lead activity and focus on improving aspects of their own performance
  • Discover their own aptitudes and preferences for different activities
  • Make informed decisions about the importance of exercise in their lives
  • Develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity
  • Encourage enjoyment through physical activities
  • Provide through experience, knowledge and understanding about the relationship between health and physical education
  • Work with others, listening to their ideas and treating them with respect
  • Co-operate and collaborate with others, in teams and groups, to achieve a goal together
  • Develop an understanding of fair play and fairness though knowing and applying rules and conventions.